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Battleship USS Iowa BB-61

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Address: 250 S Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA 90733
Phone Number: 877-446-9261
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Description: Experience the Battleship of Presidents - USS Iowa. Explore the West...
Experience the Battleship of Presidents - USS Iowa. Explore the West Coast's only Battleship - USS Iowa. An adventure on board takes you on a memorable family experience through World War II, Korean War, and Cold War; following in footsteps of sailors that lived on the most powerful warship built to date. Visitors tour six decks of wood & steel and numerous exhibits on the Battleship that hosted three U.S. Presidents during her service as a symbol of democracy. The USS Iowa is located at the L.A. Waterfront, former home to the US Navy Battleship fleet and an area rich in Maritime History. Battleship IOWA hosts fun seasonal events throughout the year such as the Memorial Day Festival, Independence Day Celebration, Veterans Appreciation Day & more! The IOWA also offers private guided & group tours, school field trips, corporate outings and special event venues. Battleship IOWA is open everyday (except Thanksgiving & Christmas) from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, with the last boarding and ticket sales at 4:00 pm.
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Visiting the USS Iowa was a trip down history lane. Exhibits are well done, with photos and other memorabilia arranged. Some people may struggle with the uneven deck and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Visiting the USS Iowa was a trip down history lane. Exhibits are well done, with photos and other memorabilia arranged. Some people may struggle with the uneven deck and ladders, but if you are agile and able, it is well worth a few hours of your time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The USS Iowa was in World War Two, Korea, during the Coldwar and has been honorably retired to museum status. Having toured other museum ships, I was bound and determined to make the most of it and not be pushed through by other people. I was the first on the ship the day I went. That's the best way to... More 

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Spaxton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This is a very good way to spend a few hours or even more. It is also very hard on the legs, but worth every step. A visit that will keep kids and older kids ( up to 90 years ) happy and for some bring back memories.

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Stockport
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The Battleship Iowa is an amazing experience for anyone who has never visited a naval warship. It features weaponry that was used during WWII and the Korean War. Unfortunately there are no fitted examples of the 40 mm and 20 mm guns that were part of the original armament because these were removed in the 1980's during the re-fit when... More 

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Whittier, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Bring down the kids to see this Historical Battleship, tell them about it. Or let them explore with everyone else. and tour. It's great ship! Let everyone learn about the ships and different types. Be able to climb the stairs and on steel walk ways........

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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The USS Iowa is a living piece of history and we are thrilled that she now calls San Pedro home. The ship is easy to access and close to the 110 freeway offramp and immediately adjacent to the cruise ship terminal in the LA Harbor. Be prepared to climb ladders and steep gangways - the ship, except for the maindeck... More 

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A beautiful old ship. This class was the last of its kind. It is amazing that all four of this class are all museums. The stories these ladies could tell. Most likely the most lethal battleships of all time, The fire control system was state of the art and that gave it the edge over the two IJN Yamato Class... More 

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Walking the decks of the Iowa brought back many memories of my military days, and my Veteran family members. Definitely take the time to do the tour, buy a hot dog and enjoy listening to Veteran's memories of being on this ship. It's a tour of a lifetime you'll never forget.

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We brought my parents and children (ages 14, 12, and 10) to the USS Iowa yesterday for their self guided tour. While it is much smaller than the USS Midway in San Diego, it is worth visiting. To learn about the history of the ship and the bravery of the men who served on it, was a wonderful experience. The... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I have visited quite a few warships over time. They have volunteer guides usually, as this one does an that is a big part of the enjoyment listening to their stories. The signs were very good also. The visit covers the sailor and officer areas but not the mechanical lower parts of the ship. This ship is actually floating not... More 

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Address: Address: 250 S Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA 90733
Phone Number: 877-446-9261
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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